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.........Celestial Calculator

En-route from London to Manchester


The plane banked sharply and I saw this looming up.....grabbed my camera just in time!


It has a strange mix of order and disorder to it, don't you think?




I can never resist trying to capture the brilliance of tiny water droplets especially when strung along a spider's web. These yesterday were on our driveway and were still frozen.


Explored Jan 7, 2010 #8

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Artist: George Lappas

One taken for an abstract theme for LKFoto Club, My sons' abacus

Old Japanese had been the calculated using this abacus.

This is about 100 years ago.


Called "Soroban" in Japan.


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Well with 8 legs I would expect them to have a more complex abacus.

Abacus, also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool used primarily in parts of Asia for performing arithmetic processes. The abacus was in use centuries before the adoption of the written modern numeral system and is still widely used by merchants, traders and clerks in Asia, Africa, and elsewhere. The user of an abacus is called an abacist.


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Loved the tones of this old abacus. The fire was lit in the room, which enhanced the photo I think.

Drops of water in front of an abacus, one exposure, levels and curves altered, nothing else. I haven't got a macro lens so used the 'macr' setting on my 300mm lens (camera had to be about 2m away unfortuntalely). The focus isn't as crisp as it could be, but is definitely as crisp as I could manage with my kit!

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I've re-released my Abacus design, as part of the Decorex Designer collection. It's always been one of my faves, so am very pleased to have it back.

The abacus (plural abaci or abacuses), also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool that was in use in Europe, China and Russia, centuries before the adoption of the written Hindu–Arabic numeral system.[1] The exact origin of the abacus is still unknown. in the philippines most of the hardware and construction material stores are owned by chinese. up to the early 1970's, before the onset of calculators, the chinese in the philippines still uses the abacus as their primary adding device. they were so adept in using it that they can do multiple additions in seconds. i have always been amazed with this skill of calculation. nowadays they are all gone


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